University of Avignon

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University of Avignon and the Vaucluse
Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
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Type Public
Students 7,500
Location Avignon, France
43°57′0″N 4°49′5″E / 43.95000°N 4.81806°E / 43.95000; 4.81806Coordinates: 43°57′0″N 4°49′5″E / 43.95000°N 4.81806°E / 43.95000; 4.81806
Website Official Site (in French)

The University of Avignon (long name: University of Avignon and the Vaucluse, French: Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse) is a French university, based in Avignon (President : Philippe Ellerkamp). It is under the Academy of Aix and Marseille.

It was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, and closed in 1792 during the French Revolution.[1] The University was re-opened as L'Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse in 1984 following the 1963 placement of an annex of Faculté des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille in Avignon.[2]

Organisation and structure[edit]

  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and Communication
  • Foreign Languages
  • French Literature
  • Languages, Literatures and Foreign Civilizations
  • Computer Sciences
  • Physics, Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Sport
  • Economic and Social Administration
  • Law
  • Economy, Management
  • Public Administration

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02160a.htm
  2. ^ "Présentation: Histoire". Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse.